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Jane Kellahan

Multi-international award-winning artist, Jane works with sensuous oils to create thought-provoking works, crafted onto canvas, wood, and paper. Japanese tissue mixed with various mediums including silver and gold leaf, are layered with oils, rubbed down and painted over. These organic textures produce rich paintings with resonant depth, and imbued with light and potency.


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Ceramics

Jane Kellahan

Jane Kellahan is an internationally exhibited and award winning artist with over 25 years experience.

She was invited to exhibit at the London Biennale in May 2019, with her painting "Beefore the End" raising awareness about the importance of bees to the environment.

In 2016, Jane was selected to exhibit her work at the Museo Internazionale Italia Arte in Turin, Italy. In 2015, Jane received a special mention at the London Art Biennale. As New Zealand's sole representative, she was one of 120 international artists to exhibit at the prestigious event.

In 2011, Jane received third place in the Leonardo Prize at the Biennale of Chianciano, Italy. That same year she was a finalist. Previously, in 2009, Jane won the renowned Cricket Art Prize in Australia with her work, 'White Wickets.'

She exhibited at the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy. Her work was featured in Denis Robinson's book, 'New Zealand's Favourite Artists' and was also selected by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2000.

Jane works with sensuous oils to create thought-provoking works, crafted onto canvas, wood, and paper. Japanese tissue mixed with various mediums including silver and gold leaf, are layered with oils, rubbed down and painted over. These organic textures produce rich paintings with resonant depth, and imbued with light and potency.

 

 

Exhibitions

2019

 

2018

  • Overall Winner, Wanaka Arts Society Exhibition
  • Call of the Mountains exhibitions in Queenstown and Wanaka to raise money for Wanaka Land Search and Rescue.

 

2017

  • Four Elements Exhibition, Wanaka Fine Art Gallery

 

2015

  • London Biennale, Awarded 'Special Mention' 
  • Solo Art Auction, Museum Hotel, Wellington

 

2014

  • Solo Art Auction, Gazley Showroom, Wellington

 

2013

  • Portraiture Gallery, Wellington. ARTe (Art Enterprise) Jane Kellahan and Turi Park

 

2012

  • Parnell Gallery, Auckland, The Land of the Peacock, Solo Show.
  • Invited to exhibit at Art en Capital, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Carterton Events Centre, Wairarapa. The Land of the Peacock, Solo Show

 

2011

 

2010

  • Wild Exhibition Group Show, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.
  • Recent Paintings, Amisfield, Queenstown amisfield.co.nz

 

2009

 

2008

  • Wai Art Awards, Wairarapa, received highly commended award

 

2007

  • Solo exhibition, Ohariu Valley, Wellington
  • Solo exhibition, Oriel Gallery, Picton
  • Waiheke Art Awards, Waiheke Community Art Gallery
  • Guest Artist, Ashburton Arts Society
  • Calendar, 12 NZ Artists
  • New Zealands Favourite Artists by Denis Robinson 
    Introducing New Zealand Artists, Kunsthandel Galerie, The Netherlands

 

2006

  • Solo exhibition, Exalt Gallery, Wellington
  • New Zealand's Favourite Artists book by Denis Robinson
  • 12 New Zealand Artists Calendar

 

2005

  • Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
  • Ricoh Short & Sharper, Shed 11, Wellington
  • Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

 

2004

  • Ricoh Short & Sharper, Shed 11, Wellington
  • Painting the Domestic Goddess with Sculptor, Melissa Young, Parnell Gallery, Auckland 
  • March - Craft Arts International Magazine, Portfolio No. 210 
  • Art Encompassing, Guest Artist, Wellington 
  • Finalist for Integrity of the Minimal Competition, Postpicasso Gallery, United States of America

 

2003

  • February - The Foodtown Magazine, "Art for Out Sake" by Denis Robinson 
  • New Works, Letham Gallery, Auckland 
  • From Darkness to Light, Parnell Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Auckland 

 

2002

  • Spring - "Art News" feature by Margot Prendergast
  • TV ONE Short & Sharper, NZAFA Galleries, Wellington 
  • Letham Gallery, Auckland
  • Places of Solitude, Parnell Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Auckland

 

2001

  • Short & Sharp NZAFA Galleries, Wellington
  • Selected for the Royal Academy of Arts, London  Catto Gallery, London 
  • 'State of the Arts' Magazine, feature by Fiona McFarlane 
  • 'The Dominion' feature by Tom Cardy

 

2000

  • In Gallery Mode, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
  • Priory Art Gallery, London
  • Attended Central St Martins and Camberwell College of Arts, London

 

1999

  • Artex, Auckland
  • March - 'The Breakfast Show', TV One, New Zealand 
  • February/ March - Art Beat, Morgan Parnell Gallery, Auckland 
  • Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland 
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

 

1998

  • Parnell Gallery, Auckland
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington 
  • Short & Sharp, Wellington

 

1997

  • Norsewear Art Awards, Waipukurau
  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington 

 

1996

  • New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

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